The 25 Worst Reality TV Stars of 2012

19. Krista Stodden (Couple's Therapy, VH1)

Krista Stodden appeared in an episode of Couple’s Therapy alongside her daughter Courtney and her son-in-law Doug Hutchison, but it was enough to make it very clear that Krista is a stage mom on steroids x1000—she's the stage mom that Toddlers and Tiaras stage moms are afraid of. During her short appearance on the series, Krista sits in on a therapy session with Courtney and Doug, and talks about, basically, her role in Courtney’s life as manager and mother. 

The conversation turns towards Courtney’s provocative image, and Krista admits that she’d love for Courtney to pose naked in Playboy because a lot of “gorgeous, respectable women” have. Having your mother talk about how she wants you to be photographed nude for a men’s magazine? This is the type of family dynamic that’s too messed up for even reality television, and that’s saying a lot. 

Also, keep in mind that Krista signed off on her then-16-year-old daughter’s wishes to marry a man who's 35 years her senior. She makes Dina Lohan look like mother of the year.

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